martes, 14 de febrero de 2017


This colossal statue of Ramesses II stands in the Museum’s Egyptian Sculpture Gallery. It was made around 1200 BC and weighs an astonishing 7.25 tons! Ramesses the Great, as he is also known, was pharaoh for 67 years and lived to be around 90. This iconic statue once stood at the mortuary temple of the king, the Ramesseum, and the sculptor has angled the eyes down so that the face relates to viewers from ground level.
British Museum

And, this statue of Ramses II of Dynasty 19 was probably once an Amenhotep III of Dynasty 18. See if you can spot the recutting on the chest and face... #Reuse
Kara Cooney - Egyptologist

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